WEBSTER CITY, IOWA – Two people – including a juvenile – have been charged with crimes after a theater screen was slashed in Webster City, forcing the business to close.
On September 27, 2017 at 1807 hours, the Webster City Police Department responded to a report of criminal mischief to the Webster Theater located at 610 Second Street.
When officers arrived it was discovered that individuals had entered the building sometime after closing on September 26th and damaged property within the building. The extent of the damage required the theater to close.
The investigation into this incident resulted in two individuals being charged. A 17 year old was referred juvenile court authorities for the delinquent act of Burglary in the Third Degree. In addition a warrant has been issued for the arrest of an adult for the crime of Burglary in the Third Degree. To ensure the integrity of the ongoing investigation, the names of those charged are not being released at this time.
“Acts like this will not be tolerated. We will find you and you will be held accountable for your actions.” Chief Mork said.
Burglary in the Third Degree is a Class D Felony, and punishable in the adult court system by confinement of no more than five years and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7,500.
The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are anticipated.